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Past Exhibitions

Master Printmakers
The Italian Renaissance and Its Modern Legacy
January 20 - May 20

Curated by Paul Barolsky, Guest Curator and Commonwealth Professor of Art History, McIntire Department of Art

Highlighting works on paper from the Museum's collection, Master Printmakers features works in various media—engraving, woodcut, and etching—from a "golden age" in the history of Italian art. The exhibition will include works by Marcantonio Raimondi, Jacopo de'Barbari, Domenico Beccafumi and other sixteenth century artists whose mythological, religious, and allegorical images express the cultural and aesthetic ideals of the High Renaissance.

Printmakers, as this show reveals, are both artists in their own right and graphic historians who keep alive the inventions of major artists of earlier periods. Featured here are prints after pictorial inventions by Raphael, Primaticcio, Barocci, Tintoretto, and Titian. Prints not only disseminated widely the ideas of the great masters, they also captured in diverse media the pictorial qualities of such masterworks.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Albemarle Magazine, Arts$, The Hook, and Ivy Publications LLC's Charlottesville Welcome Book.


Members' Preview Reception
Thursday, January 19
5:30-7:30 pm
In the Museum

Lunchtime Talk
by Paul Barolsky
Friday, March 16
12-1 pm
In the Museum

Apollo, Neptune, Pluto, and Pallas by Giorgio Ghisi

Unknown Artist, Italian, 16th-17th c.
after Federico Barocci Italian, 1528-1612
Rest on the Return from Egypt, c. 1600
Chiaroscuro woodcut in two blocks, 13 1/2 x 10 15/16 in, 34.29 x 27.78 cm (sheet)
Museum Purchase with Curriculum Support Funds, 1982.9

Giorgio Ghisi, Italian, 1520-1582
after Francesco Primaticcio, Italian, 1504-1570
Apollo, Neptune, Pluto, and Pallas, c. 1560
Engraving, 615/16 x 93/16 in, 17.62 x 23.34 cm (plate)
Museum Purchase with Curriculum Support Funds, 1983.15